Henry Cejudo: Amanda Nunes & Valentina Shevchenko Can Get It Too

Henry Cejudo is on top of the world at the moment. “Triple C” comes off a TKO victory over Marlon Moraes to capture the vacant 135-pound title. Now, Cejudo reigns as both the UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion of the world. However, due to an injury he suffered during the fight, Cejudo will be out-of-action […]

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Henry Cejudo is on top of the world at the moment. “Triple C” comes off a TKO victory over Marlon Moraes to capture the vacant 135-pound title.

Now, Cejudo reigns as both the UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion of the world. However, due to an injury he suffered during the fight, Cejudo will be out-of-action for the remainder of 2019. As he sits out, Cejudo plots his return fight which will likely take place in the first quarter of 2019.

Speaking to TMZ Sports, Cejudo revealed he’d like to go after a third title, fighting the winner of Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar for the 145-pound title at UFC 240:

“I think for me, it’s not necessarily – I don’t want to be the best UFC fighter of all time,” Cejudo said. “To me, I feel like I’m the greatest combat athlete of all time. If I had my choice, I would like to go after a third belt, and I feel like a good fight for me would be against the winner between Frankie Edgar and Max Holloway. But I would really want to fight Frankie Edgar because I know his stature, his height – and I want more gold. I want to add more gold to me resume.”

Cejudo is a prizefighter, meaning he’s willing to fight anyone inside the Octagon for the right price. That offer extends to dominant female champions Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes reigns as the UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion, while Shevchenko reigns as 125-pound champion:

“Like I said man, I’m taking anybody from 99 pounds to 149 pounds. And you know what? If Amanda Nunes wants to get it too – Valentina [Shevchenko], I’m calling you guys out too. I take no prisoners!”

Obviously, the UFC would never sanction a fight between a man and a woman inside of the Octagon. However, when asked if he’d participate in a grappling competition against someone like Amanda Nunes, Cejudo says he’s down:

“Why not?” Cejudo asked. “Why not? We’ll do an exhibition for free, man. I would love to do that.”

What do you think about Cejudo’s aspirations for a third title?

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Liz Carmouche Recalls “Shady” First Fight Against Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko’s only one loss to someone not named Amanda Nunes took place nearly a decade ago against the woman whom she will be making her next flyweight title defense against: Liz Carmouche. Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche will d…

Valentina Shevchenko’s only one loss to someone not named Amanda Nunes took place nearly a decade ago against the woman whom she will be making her next flyweight title defense against: Liz Carmouche. Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche will do battle as the headliner of UFC Uruguay on Saturday, August 10. The first encounter was […]

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KO Countdown: The Top 5 MMA Knockouts from June

People are counting on fireworks this Saturday when Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos take the cage in the main event of UFC on ESPN 3. In honor of that, let us now count down the top 5 knockouts of the past month…

People are counting on fireworks this Saturday when Francis Ngannou and Junior dos Santos take the cage in the main event of UFC on ESPN 3. In honor of that, let us now count down the top 5 knockouts of the past month…

Report: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche Set for UFC Fight Night in August

Liz Carmouche and Valentina Shevchenko are set for a rematch at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 10, according to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto . The two last met in September 2010…

Liz Carmouche and Valentina Shevchenko are set for a rematch at UFC Fight Night on Aug. 10, according to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto . The two last met in September 2010…

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche Reported For UFC Uruguay

Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche will run it back. The two will square off in the main event of UFC Uruguay on August 10 according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Shevchenko is coming off of a beautiful knockout win over Jessica Eye in the co-main…

Valentina Shevchenko and Liz Carmouche will run it back. The two will square off in the main event of UFC Uruguay on August 10 according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Shevchenko is coming off of a beautiful knockout win over Jessica Eye in the co-main event of UFC 238. There, it was her first title defense […]

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Breaking: Valentina Shevchenko Will Defend Title Against Liz Carmouche In UFC Montevideo Main Event

UFC Montevideo has its main event, and women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko gets her wish. “The Bullet” will defend her flyweight title against Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 14 from the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay on August 10. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced the news on Twitter: “Breaking: Valentina Shevchenko […]

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UFC Montevideo has its main event, and women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko gets her wish.

“The Bullet” will defend her flyweight title against Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 14 from the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay on August 10. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced the news on Twitter:

“Breaking: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche will headline UFC Fight Night on Aug. 10 in Uruguay, per multiple sources. Carmouche is only one of two women to ever defeat Shevchenko in MMA. It happened back in 2010, at a regional show outside Oklahoma.”

Shevchenko had only lost one fight prior to joining the UFC in 2015. That was against Carmouche in September of 2010 under the C3 Fights banner. Carmouche defeated Shevchenko via second-round TKO due to a doctor’s stoppage heading into the third round.

Since, Shevchenko has captured the UFC’s women’s 125-pound title, and has only lost to one other woman in MMA competition. That being current two-weight women’s champion Amanda Nunes. As for Carmouche, she is on a two-fight win streak at 125 pounds, and has done enough to earn a shot at the title.

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